Mapping the Movimento, an interactive map utilizing location data and archival materials, was created in collaboration with UTSA Libraries, faculty, and San Antonio Mexican American civil rights activists. The project highlights specific sites found on San Antonio’s historic West Side that hold significance in the fight for Mexican American civil rights in the city.

Project Team

Kirstin Cutts, Library Services Assistant IV with the ITC, worked on foundational research and writing the historical content for each of our locations.
Joaquin Herrera, Director of Communications at UTSA Libraries, developed the copy for website, as well as the communications plan.
Hejin Shin, Head of Systems with UTSA Libraries, helped set up the GIS platform that we’re using for our website.
Christian Sheumaker, Ph.D. Candidate in Anthropology at UTSA, was our GIS specialist on the project, helping us map each location on the tour.
George Marez, Web Designer with UTSA Libraries, developed the design for the website as well as the website itself.
Amy Rushing, Assistant Dean of Special Collections with UTSA Libraries, conducted interviews with community members, as well as helped select the photos from the archive that we’re featuring on the website.
John Phillip Santos, University Distinguished Scholar in Mestizo Cultural Studies at UTSA, served as our narrator throughout the journey.
Carolyn Ellis, Sr. Associate Dean for Administration with UTSA Libraries, helped lead the project as co-project manager.